from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seed of the cotton plant, the source of cottonseed oil.
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- n. The seed of the cotton plant
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- n. seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil
It's not like cottonseed is inherently disgusting.
But as I have always inquired into the price of seed and have kept myself posted on the prices to the farmer and for that reason have been called a cottonseed booster.
"Every year, the world produces about 44 million metric tons of cottonseed, which is equivalent to 10 million tons of protein," he says.
Materials such as cottonseed cake which are prepared from seeds known to contain toxic substances (gossypol in the case of cottonseed), should be tested to ensure that they are of acceptably low toxicity for inclusion in feeds for the class of animals for which they are intended.
Any kind of fat that will not impart flavor to the food may be used for frying, but the vegetable oils, such as cottonseed oils, combinations of coconut and cottonseed oils, and nut oils, are preferable to lards and other animal fats, because they do not burn so easily.
Oils, such as cottonseed oil or the tasteless liquid petroleum, may also be used for this purpose.
Fodder such as cottonseed press-cake cannot be shipped in large amounts as it takes three times as much shipping to transport feed as it does the meat made by the animals from it.
Food Guide for War Service at Home Prepared under the direction of the United States Food Administration in co-operation with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Education, with a preface by Herbert Hoover
Always read the label when buying a generic oil to make sure it doesn’t contain a cheap oil like coconut or cottonseed, which is not as healthful.
ANSWER: For both plants, horticulturists generally recommend using a controlled release, acid-forming fertilizer (such as cottonseed meal or commercial azalea/camellia food) in spring, right after bloom is over.
PSC handles major commodities such as cottonseed, cotton oil, grain, aggregates and machinery.